DOHA: Qatar’s highest court has upheld the verdict of a Court of Appeals that sentenced a vice-principal of a secondary school to 10 years in jail and fined him QR350,000 after he was found to have accepted bribes to the tune of QR250,000 from students to make changes in their score cards and their computer records.
The Court of Cassation also upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals that sentenced an official of the school whose designation was not disclosed to three years in jail and ordered that he be deported after serving the prison sentence for playing the role of mediator between students and the vice-principal.
The first convict charged QR10,000 per case and collected a total of QR250, 000 in bribe for committing the crime. From the money he collected from students, a portion of it he gave away to his accomplice (the second convict) as commission.
The main convict was in-charge of two schools, Al Sharq reported yesterday. The forgery was detected after the original score cards of the students whose grades had been changed were tallied with the manipulated results.